Page-37 of Current Affairs - October, 2016

Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling honoured with Sustainable Development Leadership Award

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was honoured with prestigious Sustainable Development Leadership Award of the The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). He was presented with the award by President Pranab Mukherjee during “World Sustainable Development Summit” in New Delhi. The award bestowed upon him in recognition of his vision and leadership in environment and sustainable ..

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RBI Panel moots easing bank branch norms

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Internal Working Group (IWG) on Rationalisation of Branch Authorisation Policy has proposed easing bank branch norms.  It was chaired by Lily Vadera. It has proposed to relax norms that a bank branch has to follow, like a building, number of employees etc to facilitate financial inclusion. Key Recommendations Bank ..

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All ASI protected historical monuments declared polythene-free zones

All Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected historical monuments and archaeological sites have declared polythene-free zones. Union Ministry of Culture has issued an advisory to all State Governments/UTs to support ASI in keeping monuments polythene free up to 300 meters from protected boundaries. Rani ki Vav (Gujarat), a 900-year-old World Heritage Site was declared as ..

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Cabinet approves amendments to HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to introduce amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014. The Bill seeks to safeguard the rights of people living with HIV and affected by HIV. It seeks to prevent social stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV (PLHIV). It also seeks to strengthen ..

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Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa win 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Trio of Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa have won the prestigious 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has chosen them for this award for their individual efforts in developing molecular machines. These three laureates will share the 8 million Swedish kronor (around $933,000) prize equally. What are ..

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